Lynn Parnell's Résumé

Lynn Parnell, BSC (Hons), ARCS

I have over 30 years experience in logistics and supply chain, holding both operational and technical roles. Since 2000 I have specialised in supporting customers with their supply chain systems and logistics technology. Assisting customers to ensure they have the right technology, combined with the right processes and people, resulting in a tangible ROI and delivering business goals and KPIs.

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Logistics Partners was founded in 2000

In September 2000 I formed Logistics Partners with Karen Kelly and became Sole-Proprietor in May 2001. My husband Kieron started supporting the business in 2003 and has been full-time with the business since 2019 when we became a Limited company. We are also supported by a team of Associate Consultants. Since forming Logistics Partners I have been fully utilised bringing measurable benefits to clients, using my practical experience in operating, programming, designing, integrating and implementing supply chain systems and logistics technology solutions.

Customers have included Musgrave Group (Eire and UK food wholesale and retail), Battersea Power Station Development Company, Royal British Legion, UK Research and Innovation - Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Ideal Boilers, Masters Logistical, GMA Warehousing and Transport, LoveHoney, Infrastructure at Wolseley UK, Aspray 24, Temple Spa, Jamie at Home (part of the Jamie Oliver Group), Heathrow Airport (with LLC), WCS, GFS, Indigo Software, BWG (food services), P&O Ferries (on ship retail and catering), NAAFI (with Aricia), GKN Freight Services, Ann Summers (with LCP), Marie Stopes International, Edwards Logistics, Midlands Co-operative Society, Walker Logistics, Suttons Distribution and InterBulk Group.

Projects include Logistics Health Checks, Supply Chain System Reviews, Software & Technology Selection, Supply Chain Integration Consultancy, Procurement and onboarding of Logistics Services Providers, Warehouse Consolidation, Project Management, Business Process Re-engineering, The use of drones and UAVs in the warehouse, GDPR Reviews and Business Continuity Planning. Business areas have included Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Delivery Management Systems, Transport Management Systems (TMS), ePOS, in-store stock management, warehouse replenishment and forecasting, Air freight, Sea Freight, ERP integration, RF and Voice.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Corporate Associate member of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA).
  • Attained Construction Skills Certification Scheme – Professionally Qualified Person (2020).
  • Gained a Diploma in Logistics Management with Distinction in 2009.
  • Appointed an Ambassador to Transaid in 2015. (
  • Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK – (FCILT) 2007 to 2024
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK – (MILT) 1999 to 2007
  • Passed the Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner examinations in 2006.
  • Passed the APMG GDPR Awareness Certification in 2018 - with 100%.
  • Member of the initial steering group for Women In Logistics UK (from launch in 2009 to Jan 2011).

Previous Employment History and Experience

I started my Logistics career with BOC Distribution Services, a 3rd party logistics provider, and worked with many clients including Marks and Spencer (Food and General Merchandise), British Airways (In Flight Services at Heathrow), SmithKline Beecham (FMCG), Wella (Hair products) and Matthew Clarke (Wines and Cider). During my 5 years with BOCDS my roles ranged from Shift supervisor in established warehouses to Business Systems Analyst and IT Project lead for start up operations. In 1995 I joined WCSS International as Technical Implementation specialist. In this role I learnt COBOL programming and improved on my AS/400 operational skills. With WCSS I was involved in the implementation and support of clients in the UK, Europe and South Africa. Including being Technical Lead for the roll-out of WCSS into 3 depots for Modis Sonae (Food and General Merchandise Retail) in Portugal. After being promoted to Customer Services co-ordinator I was instrumental in setting up and managing the “Services Desk” to support all European and South African clients. During 1998 I moved to EXE Technologies as a Project Manager and was responsible for the implementation of Supply Chain Projects at Somerfield and Londis Holdings. Whilst performing this role I also became familiar with the UNIX operating system and Informix programming. In 1999 I joined SCManager UK (formerly WCSS International) to help re-launch the SCManager product in the EMEA region, and lead the technical team. In this role I was involved in RF implementations for B&Q, Manor Bakeries (food manufacturing) and Nisa Today’s (wholesale retail) as well as managing the development program.

Working with Lynn Parnell and Logistics Partners will give you confidence to make efficient, cost-effective improvements to your supply chain. Please email us with your enquiry.

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